Demos are meant to be flashy. That’s an universal truth, whether the demo in question is for a shiny new car, the latest first-person shooter video game, or yes, even a leading cloud environment.
If your company has recently implemented Workday via the Launch methodology, there’s a good chance that sometime in the past year, a key stakeholder was dazzled by a Workday demo. It’s hard not to be. They showcase beautifully mapped out, colorful dashboards, graphs and charts utilizing all the colors of the rainbow, drop-downs within drop-downs, and great buzzwords like “compliance,” “automation,” and “collaboration” that are music to a C-suite executive’s ears.
Of course, the gap between that demo and your initial conception of the new technology can be a substantial one. There’s no doubt your organization will get to that high-functioning status in the long term, but the path can seem extra rocky when you’re trying to utilize it for all of your minute-by-minute functionality from Day One. Unfortunately, sometimes the powers that be are looking a bit too far ahead and make things more difficult on those who are starting work on the ground floor. If you’re struggling to “point Workday in the right direction” consider these immediate solutions: